Tehran or Bust
Newsweek / Houman Majd
25-May-2009 (4 comments)

After Obama videotaped a Persian New Year's message for the Iranian people, reiterating his offer of unconditional talks, most Western commentators interpreted Khamenei's lengthy and defiant response as a slap in the face. But what would have been most significant to any Iranian listening was a passage at the very end of the speech, when Khamenei said, "If you change, our behavior will also change." Iran's supreme authority had never before used the word "change" in such a context, for up until now the Islamic Republic's position has been that there is nothing objectionable about its behavior. If the Obama administration truly wants to forge a new relationship with Iran, it will have to learn to hear the things Iranians are saying to them, whether it be the Supreme Leader or the rifle-toting Sadoughi.

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great article

by IRANdokht on

I haven't had a chance to finish reading, but so far it's very well written and interesting.




Excellent article

by Mashty (not verified) on

Well done. Hope everyone reads it.


What kinda photos are these?All taken in front of the same wall!

by gol-dust on

and ugly lighting! I thought he said he wanted to get a feeling and photos of the cross of the population! What happened? Was he a photographer for Newsweek?

The article and videos were very interesting.


Excellent article dude,

by capt_ayhab on

Excellent article dude, thanks for sharing.